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ABACA.

ILLUSTRATIONS
FACE PAGE
Shah Abbas the Great .....      Frontispiece
The Kaaba       •           ••,...       4
Mohamed and the Black Stone .           .           .           .           .10
The Angel Gabriel appearing to Mohamed       .            .           .12
Mohamed (?) preaching            .           .            .            .           .14
Ali slays Marhab of Khaybar    .            .            ,            .           -36
The Ruins of Rei         .           .           ,           .           .           .     4.2
The Pulpit of the Mahdi          .            ,            .            .           .44
The Gurgan Defile       .           .           .           .           .           •      S4
Tirnuri Nomads            .           .           .           .           .           .64
The Imam Riza and the Hunter           .           .           .           .72
Meshed, the Sacred City of Persia        .           .           .           -      74
The Gunbad-i»Kabus   .           .           ,           .           .           .92
Kurds migrating into Darragasc, the Medieval Abivard   ,           .100
Mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar , .           .            ,           .           .124
The Shrine of Hamt-i-Sultan, Darragaz           .           .           .126
The Site of Firdausi's Tomb    .           ,           .                       ,    134
Fa/^ the Birthplace of Firdausi .           .           ,           ...    136
The Tomb of Omar Khayyam ,           ,           .           .           .138
Shirin and Farhad         .           .           .           ,           .           .140
A Nomad of the Period of Chenghiz Khan       .           .           .146
Kara Khitan, slightly before the Period of Chenghiz Khan        .    148
The Walls of Tus        .           .           .           -           .           .170
The Siege of Baghdad by Hulagu Khan            .           .           .    174
Tabriz .           .           .           .           -           .           .           .182
A Bridge over the Zab .           ,           *           .           .           .190
Stone Pulpit at Sirjan   .           .           .           .           .           -194
Tamerlane       .......    198
The Ruins of Zahidan .'*....,    202
The College of Shir Dar at Samarcand .           .           .           ,210
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